Magnificent dream home showcases views over San Francisco Bay

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This new contemporary dream home offers sweeping views over the San Francisco Bay, designed by Polsky Perlstein Architects in Belvedere, a city in Marin County, California. This affluent neighborhood features a temperate climate, where the fog that covers San Francisco generally does not come this way, making it perfect for indoor-outdoor living. The clients of this custom dream home requested that their space capture light, maximize the surrounding views and celebrate their life together. The home is connected to the outdoors on both levels, with the main level having extensive windows and doors that opens to a spacious terrace that showcases pristine views from the Golden Gate Bridge to Mt Tamalpais.

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The entryway into the home is a stunning elliptical volume that features a winding staircase with a glass handrail for transparency. If you look up, you will notice a cove ceiling that is painted in a dramatic purple hue with a suspended glass disk chandelier that can be seen from outside. This central hallway connects to the office hallway, kitchen, great room and up the staircase to the master bedroom suite.

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What We Love: From outside to inside, from material elements to striking design features, this is a dream house that has left us daydreaming! The views around the property are fabulous, the location is amazing with only a 25 minute drive to San Francisco, we can’t imagine much better than this. What do you think, would you imagine this as your dream home?

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An open plan living and dining room offers extensive glazing that not only features breathtaking views out to the bay, but also slides open to expand the space out onto a suspended terrace. The focal point of the living space is its eight foot long gas strip fireplace, creating a fabulous ambiance in the evening.

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This sleek kitchen features glass sliding pocked doors that disappear into the wall, creating a nice indoor-outdoor connection that flows out onto a private terrace with a spa and fireplace. The kitchen island features a striking back-lit onyx, a showpiece to the space.

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The main level also features a hallway that leads to his and hers offices, both with their own bathrooms. There is also a glass-enclosed wine room, an AV room and a garage that has car lifts that can accommodate up to four cars.

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The curved staircase is cantilevered from the wall, creating an elegant statement in the entry tower. A backlit handrail in the wall looks spectacular in the evening time, while a glass guardrail adds to the beauty of this staircase.

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On the second level, the master bedroom and bathroom offers glass windows and doors that leads out onto a private terrace that features a succulent rooftop garden.

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Her walk-in closet showcases acrylic cubes that have been illuminated by LED strip lights to show off her extensive designer shoe collection.

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This master bathroom features custom designed vanities that have been upholstered in shagreen (an untanned leather covered with small round granulations and usually dyed green—this usually comes from shark or stingray skins).

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In the master bath, a glass-enclosed rain shower makes you feel like you are bathing in nature… those views! The bathtub has been carved from a single block of silver travertine.

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Photos: Bruce Damonte

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